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Ontario Underwater Explorers

Board of Directors


Nicolien Veenhuizen


Nicolien has been diving since 1995 and a member of OUE since 1996.  She is both a warm-water and cold-water diver.  Nicolien continues to be one of the members who has been diving once-a-month, 12-months a year for over 20 years!


Louis-Pierre Dagenais


Louis first initiation to scuba was cleaning underwater lights in public pool.  In 2017 he decided to start again and got certified. Louis dove on 4 continents and has over 150 recorded dives in cold or salt water.




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Brant Telfer

Director, Training

Too modest

Too busy


Ro Omrow


Ro Omrow has been diving since 1986.  His love of James Bond and the Thunderball movie was the spark that lit his fire for SCUBA diving and the world underwater.


Boris Elster

Director, Marketing

In 2001, while in Puerto Vallarta, Boris went on a discover-scuba dive, saw his reflection in a pufferfish and never looked back.  Today, having been here and there, and done this and that, his favourite dive spots, by far, are Tobermory and the caves of Riviera Maya.

Katia Rayzberg Membership Director

Katia Rayzberg

Director, Membership

When Katia accidentally fell into scuba diving, she was afraid of everything underwater, including water itself. Years later she found herself not only diving cold Ontario lakes, but also being cave certified.


Adam Charlinski

Director, Scuba Swap

Adam has been diving and a member of the OUE since 1995. He’s been a Scuba Swap Director for 6 years and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award for Exceptional Service to the sport of Scuba Diving in Ontario by the OUC. He loves everything about being underwater.

Blue Water

With Gratitude to Our Presidents

Rohan Omrow

 ◦ 1996 ◦ 1997 ◦ 2009 ◦ 2020 ◦ 2021 ◦ 

Bill Fielder

 ◦ 1998 ◦ 1999 ◦ 2000 ◦ 2001 ◦ 

Adam Charlinski

 ◦ 2006 ◦ 2007 ◦ 2008 ◦

Brant Telfer

 ◦ 2011 ◦ 2012 ◦ 2014 ◦

Dragan Zugic

 ◦ 2016 ◦

David Cebo

 ◦ 2018 ◦ 2019 ◦ 

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